Abnormal placental size

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Abnormal placental size

(Science: radiology) TOO big (greater than5cm in sections obtained at right angles to the long axis), maternal disease, diabetic mothers (= villous oedema), intrauterine infections, anaemic mothers (= normal histology), foetal disease, erythroblatosis foetalis (= villous oedema and hyperplasia), umbilical vein obstruction, foetal high output failure, large chorioangioma, sacrococcygeal teratoma, arteriovenous fistula too small, preeclampsia (associated with placental infarcts in 33-60%)